We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
Surely they have seen enough zombie films to know that pumping yet more bullets into a zombie doesn’t work. Fresh tactics, not ‘more powers’, are needed.
Garvan Walshe: Democracies need to pull together to stop Chinese subversion of the open global economy
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
This book tells you more about the demographics of party members than anything you will hear from the usual commentators.
Completing the regeneration of Longbridge would be a powerful example of Conservative policy actively “levelling up” the economy.
Howard Flight: Sunak’s Keynesian interventions are working. Here’s what the Treasury should consider next.
I would hope it has researched which areas of expenditure have the largest spending multiplier effects.
Every MP wants to make sure restrictions in their area are as limited as possible. But we’re close to the end now. Let’s not fall near the finish line.
Iain Dale: Yes to what’s in the new tiers. But No to who’s been put in them. Using county boundaries is barking mad.
Plus: that Cabinet reshuffle. Promote Malthouse, Mordaunt and Kwarteng. And get them out and about in the media.
SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
Stephen Booth: Agreeing to disagree on the trickiest parts of the UK-EU deal may be the best way forward. For now.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
Ryan Bourne: Calm down, stay cool – and drop this talk of tax rises. It’s too early to know how everything will settle down.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
There is no reason a green agenda can’t be a winner in the Red Wall, but not if it’s just the usual bundle of middle-class concerns.
Radical: This new inquiry into the Gender Recognition Act reform affects us all – and there are just days left to have your say
The Women and Equalities Committee has been been captured by the self-ID campaign. So others should make their voices heard.